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Queens Lake Run held in memory of Michael Mann and Tom Ray

Michael Mann and Tom Ray would have been very pleased with the 22nd annual Queens Lake 5K Run, a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix event held last Saturday at New Quarter Park in Williamsburg.

Mann (2006 inaugural inductee class) and Ray (2007 inductee class) are the two members of the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame who are no longer with us. The Queens Lake Run, benefiting the CRR Scholarship Fund, was held in memory of the two.

Mann, who died in September, 2007 at age 38 after a 2-year battle with lung cancer, was a three-time winner of the CRR Grand Prix (2002-04). He ran a 2:28:28 at the 2004 Shamrock Marathon, and still holds four CRR race course records. A...